Running a B&B can be tiring business. But I’m sure anyone reading this already knows that. Running any business is exhausting because it can be non-stop, seven days a week, with little down time. Even when the Inn is empty, there are a million things to do. So, after 5 years of running Blake House virtually by myself (with appreciated help from my part-time housekeeper and my mother), I have found a gem of an Assistant Innkeeper.
Amber Goins-Finley started here last weekend and after 2 days of training, took over on her own on Monday. There is a lot to remember about this place and I am excited to say that Amber has fit right in with the Inn and my personal style of doing things. She also brings her own point of view and I look forward to her suggestions for improvements.
You can read all about Amber on our Meet the Innkeepers Page. Not included in her bio is the fact that Amber also assists her husband with his motorcycle parts business, Pirate’s Lair Motorcycles. I am not personally a motorcycle girl, but many motorcyclists come through Asheville, enjoying the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blake House has housed a few and we have a nice sized parking area, perfect for motorcycle trailers.
I hope our guests welcome Amber with open arms. She is a wonderful, and much-needed addition to the family.